March 11, 2015 – Bridgeport, CT – Antinozzi Associates is pleased to announce the new design of the first new residence hall on the University of Bridgeport campus in several decades. This sustainably-designed, 60,000 SF four-story facility will house 220 students in a variety of modern residential configurations including suites and traditional bedrooms, along with many social amenity rooms and student support services.

The University of Bridgeport campus and the surrounding neighborhoods include many private homes in a beautiful seaside community built by wealthy Bridgeport families during the industrial era in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The new residence hall is designed to embrace this context by utilizing an architectural style of the same historic era suggestive of a resort hotel, similar to those found in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Steeply-pitched hip roofs with wide overhangs shelter a facade comprised of forest green board-and-batten siding and wood shakes above a terra-cotta masonry base. The façade is punctuated by a curved bay window with a front porch that welcomes students home to an entrance lobby decorated in a theme that extends the Victorian flair of the exterior design.

Since 2002, Antinozzi Associates has provided architectural and interior design services for numerous facility renovations and additions at the University, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. These campus projects have including a wide range of building types such as the arts center, dental clinic, the main dining hall, graduate and undergraduate student housing additions and renovations, the media center, the health services building, and the Ernest Trefz School of Business.

The University of Bridgeport offers career-oriented undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees and programs for people seeking personal and professional growth. The University promotes academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to service. Distinctive curricula in an international, culturally diverse, supportive learning environment prepare graduates for life and leadership in an increasingly interconnected world. The University is independent and non-sectarian.

Construction by KBE Construction Company of Farmington, CT is slated to begin in May 2015 and be complete by June 2016.

Read it in the Connecticut Post.